Warrant issued for hit-and-run suspect involved in death of UC San Diego Student
by NEAL PUTNAM
Published - 07/19/18 - 04:42 PM | 1222 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A $140,000 warrant has been issued for the arrest of a hit and run driver who jumped bail after being charged with killing a UC San Diego student on Interstate 5.

The preliminary hearing of Corundolus Demone Toussaint, 39, had been scheduled for Friday, July 20 but Toussaint failed to show up in court in late June after being ordered to show proof of wearing a device that would show any alcohol use.

Toussaint had been free on $50,000 bond in the Feb. 24 death of Andres Perkins, 21, a pedestrian who was killed at 2:45 a.m. on I-5 near an Old Town Avenue exit. Toussaint was jailed March 21 for not having the device but was placed on bond again after agreeing to get the device.

Deputy District Attorney Karra Reedy said Thursday Toussaint had made all his court appearances until late June when he failed to show proof of the Scram device with GPS tracking.

Toussaint was described in the warrant as a black male who is 6 feet tall, 195 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair, with his last address in Perris, California, according to the sheriff’s department.

Toussaint is charged with hit and run in a traffic fatality but is not charged with DUI or vehicular manslaughter. His blood/alcohol level could not be tested after the crash as he was not arrested until many days had passed.

Reedy cited public safety as a reason to include the devices as a bond condition.

Reedy said the 2004 Honda that Toussaint drove was found abandoned at a Shell gas station on Pacific Highway with blood on the broken windshield. The car’s license plate fell off on the freeway near Perkins’ body, she said.

The vehicle was registered to Toussaint’s girlfriend, who lives out of town, said Reedy. His attorney could not be reached for comment Thursday, but a previous attorney said Toussaint worked in San Diego. He previously pleaded not guilty.

Andres Perkins attended UC San Diego and was from Menifee, Calif.
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Robert Burns
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July 20, 2018
No matter what irresponsibility/criminality of Toussaint why was an U.C.S.D. student a "pedestrian who was killed at 2:45 a.m. on I-5 near an Old Town Avenue exit"? Suicidal? Homeless ex-student? Intoxicated? Idiot?
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